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Minister of Education hopeful of better PSE results Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 April 2017 00:00

On Monday April 3, 7,271 students sat the first half of the Primary School Examination papers in English and Science. Speaking on this year’s expectations, Minister of Education, Hon. Patrick Faber stated that he recalls the sentiments of some parents, proud that their child has accomplished this milestone thus far.

He feels that because the exam is a concise collection of all that the students should have learnt in primary school, there needs to be a review of all their studies, not just what was learnt in Standard 6. The examination represents eight years of studying, learning, and achieving.

The minister said that the results for more than a decade have been below expectation, especially as it relates to mathematics. The ministry has for some years now, initiated some measures to see improvements in the results and Faber and the ministry hopes that those measures will positively affect this year’s results. He recalls the 11 days of strike that occurred in this school year and hopes that the effects of those missed days will be minimal.

The second half of the examination will take place after the Easter break. The students will sit the Social Studies and Mathematics parts of the exam.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 April 2017 13:06